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District 1 County Commissioner

Craig Gaasvig

13375 Gull Lake Loop Rd NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

City of Bemidji - Ward 5, City of Tenstrike, City of Turtle River

Townships: Birch, Brook Lake Unorganized #3, Frohn, Hagali, Moose Lake, Port Hope, Sugar Bush, Taylor, Ten Lake & Turtle River


Craig has lived in the Bemidji area his entire life, of which the past 25 years have been in Port Hope Township. He has been a regional account manager with North Country Business Products of Bemidji for more than 29 years. Craig is a graduate of Bemidji State University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, along with a secondary education license. He also holds a power-limited electrical technician license. Prior to being elected as the Beltrami County Commissioner representing District 1 in 2018, he served as supervisor of the Port Hope Township Board for 12 years. Craig and his wife Karen have been married for over 27 years and have two adult sons, James and Jonathon, and super-cute Cockapoo Molly. He is an avid walleye fisherman and enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, raising laying hen chickens, and traveling.

Committee Appointments

  • Alternate on any Committee, Board or Commission
  • Association of Minnesota Counties (including the Public Safety Policy Committee)
  • Bemidji Regional Airport Authority Board
  • Blackduck Ambulance
  • Blackduck EMS Joint Powers Board
  • Cass Lake Fire Association
  • ConCon/PILT Fund Committee (alternate)
  • County Public Defender Committee
  • E-911 Committee
  • Fair Board
  • Headwaters Regional Dev Board (HRDC)
  • Jail Sub-Committee - Finance
  • Joint Airport Zoning Board (JAZB)
  • Joint Law Enforcement Center Board
  • Kitchigami Regional Library Board (alternate)
  • Mississippi Headwaters Board
  • Northwest Regional Radio Board
  • One Watershed/One Plan 1W1P Policy Committee
  • Paul Bunyan Transit Joint Powers Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Polk County Incinerator Advisory Board
  • Solid Waste Committee

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